|—n , pl -gos|
|1.||Also called: drongo shrike any insectivorous songbird of the family Dicruridae, of the Old World tropics, having a glossy black plumage, a forked tail, and a stout bill|
|2.||slang (Austral), (NZ) a slow-witted person|
|3.||informal (Austral) a new recruit in the Royal Australian Air Force|
|[C19: from Malagasy]|
any of 20 species of Old World woodland birds constituting the family Dicruridae (order Passeriformes). Drongos frequently attack much larger birds (e.g., hawks and crows) that might hurt their eggs or young; innocuous birds (such as doves and orioles) nest near drongos to gain protection
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